.2466 W. Old Route 66 Blvd.
Carthage, MO 64836
Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre is a not-for-profit 501-c3 Corporation; all contributions are tax deductible.
Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre is a volunteer run organization.
Community Theatre for Southwest Missouri, Inc.
In 1928, Carthage Music Club was formed by Mrs. Harry Spradling performing musical shows in schools, churches, and other locations.
In the late 1970s, as part of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs, Carthage Music and Theatre Club was formed to broaden the scope of the Club's productions to include theatrical performances. Once again, productions were held in schools, churches, and other locations.
On September 11, 1984, Carthage Music and Theatre Club incorporated as Community Theatre for Southwest Missouri, Inc. d/b/a Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre. On May 9, 1988, Dr. Foster and Hilda Whitten donated the land on which the current theatre stands. The Theatre sponsored "A Night on Broadway '88" on September 10, 1988, raising $11,000 toward construction of the theatre building.
The Theatre is now a volunteer run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and supporting the performing arts in Southwest Missouri and the Four-States Area.
Renovations and updates to the dining room are recently completed. Fundraising continues for future improvement projects.
President: Bryan Stringer- 2017
Vice President: Mark Sponaugle- 2018
Treasurer: Neal Ruggeberg- 2017
Secretary: Doug Dickey- 2019
Theatre Manager- Tom Brown
Members At Large: (year of term end)
Cheyla Burkett- 2019
Betty Bell- 2018
Travis Gubser- 2018
Doug Dickey- 2018
Kaitlin Morrill- 2018
Robert Myers- 2017
Betsy Fleischaker- 2017
Pam White- 2019
Drew Girouard- 2019
Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre has established the Stone's Throw Theatre Henri Heckert Endowment Fund managed by the Carthage Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Interest income only is used for expenses and capital improvements. Anyone making a donation of $1000.00 or more is eligible for recognition on a plaque in the Theatre Lobby.
THESE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT FUNDS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY THE MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY SCHMIDT ASSOCIATES, P.C.
For links to these organizations, see our links page